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Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

We do not need a return to the past when commissioners cavorted behind the scenes with developers.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions

  STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Village hosted what looks to be the final public showdown between this year’s crop of commission candidates. The event was part of the Longbeach Village Association’s monthly meeting and allowed At-Large candidates Jim Brown and Gene Jaleski as well as District 4 candidates Jack Daly and […]

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Spoll seeks return to Commission; Jaleski takes out papers

Spoll seeks return to Commission; Jaleski takes out papers

Brown, Jaleski and Spoll all seek a return to Commission.

October 24, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan

P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan

“The town developing rules that would preclude the redevelopment of the property using a mixed residential and tourism use would deprive both me and the owners of their rights and would lower the value of the property tremendously.”

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town tackles future zoning codes

Town tackles future zoning codes

‘Do our rules and comprehensive plan serve the town well, or have we outgrown some of them?’

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Site plan surprise for town leaders

Site plan surprise for town leaders

The Longboat Key Town Commission was surprised at Monday’s workshop when it found that a request to return final site plan approval to the Planning and Zoning Board was not as clear cut and simple as it initially appeared.

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town says ‘no’ to house purchase

Town says ‘no’ to house purchase

‘This is not a good expense of taxpayers dollars. At the end of the day, it is taxpayers who fill these coffers.’

February 10, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat employees win, parking lot melanoma, Colony Resort, Dan Dowd and the Generation of Fools

Longboat employees win, parking lot melanoma, Colony Resort, Dan Dowd and the Generation of Fools

The Town will be drawn into lawsuits that will make all of the weeds and debris at the Colony not spontaneously generate into rats, but even more egregious —a plague of land use attorneys will rise from the morass.

August 17, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Commission gets evaluated

Longboat Commission gets evaluated

DAN DOWD Contributing Columnist Dowd@lbknews.com It has been some time since I last wrote a column for the Longboat Key News.  I really didn’t have much to say, primarily because the Longboat Commission didn’t do too much nor did they accomplish too much.  As a result I thought it would be a good time to […]

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Dan Dowd, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Height for Hilton on agenda

Height for Hilton on agenda

The ordinance would allow an increase in height restrictions by allowing one additional story

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »